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Explore new map that shows detailed aerial imagery of Paradise after the Camp Fire

‘The whole town is gone.’ Drone video reveals the scale of fire destruction in Paradise

The Camp Fire began on Nov. 8, 2018, and has since become the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Drone footage shows the fire destruction, with home after home lost, in Paradise, California.
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The Camp Fire began on Nov. 8, 2018, and has since become the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. Drone footage shows the fire destruction, with home after home lost, in Paradise, California.

A new collection of aerial imagery released by Google on Friday gives striking views of the destruction wrought by the Camp Fire in Paradise last month. The fire claimed 86 lives.

The imagery, taken Wednesday, was released by Google’s Crisis Response Team. The team released imagery of the area on Nov. 17, but much of the damage to Paradise was obscured by haze or clouds. The December imagery provides a clearer picture.

Use the map controls to zoom in to see the damage building by building

This 360 video taken on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, shows the devastation the Camp Fire caused on Berry Creek Drive in the Plantation Retirement Community in Paradise. Not compatible with iOS devices.

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